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mun2 Upfront Move Forward as Grammy Museum Honors Rivera (SLIDESHOW)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

I started out doing a story on mun2's upfronts as a segue to a story on how shows make it to TV at all. But then, as many stories do, it led into another direction and ended up in the heart of the Grammy Museum surrounded by Jenni Rivera's belongings, and her family.

Juan Rivera, Exonerated, Files Lawsuit Alleging He Was Framed By Police

Posted 10.31.2012 | Chicago

Juan Rivera Jr., who was exonerated in January of three murder convictions, is suing law enforcement officials in Lake County alleging they framed Riv...

Wrongfully Convicted Man Released After 2 Decades Behind Bars

Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

A man convicted three times of and sentenced to a life prison sentence in the 1992 stabbing death of an 11-year-old girl was released Friday after aut...

A Prosecutor's True Calling

David Protess | Posted 02.11.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Wrongful convictions occur because prosecutors forget that their mandate "in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done," as the United States Supreme Court has decided.

CPD Faces Layoffs, Reassignments And Restructuring

Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

A combination of reassignments and the elimination of several command positions will “trim the fat on executive staff” at the Chicago Police Depar...

Blinded by Tunnel Vision: What the Execution of Cameron Todd Willingham Can Teach Us About Wrongful Convictions

John Maki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Maki

Even when there is compelling evidence of actual innocence, it can be almost impossible to shake a mistaken but firmly held belief in a convicted person's guilt.